DC and IDW have entered into a partnership to produce a new one-shot comic called ‘Love is Love’, the proceeds of which will benefit the victims of the Orlando Pulse Massacre that occurred earlier this year in when 49 LGBT+ people lost their lives. The project will be donating to the victims of the shooting through Equality Florida.
‘Love is Love’ will feature work by industry names such as Paul Jenkins, Jason Aaron, Olivier Coipel, Phil Jimenez, Mike Carey, Damon Lindelof, Ming Doyle, Jesus Saiz, Patton Oswald, Jason Latour, Leinil Yu, Brandon Peterson, James Tynion IV, Rafael Albuquerque, Marguerite Bennett, Cecil Castellucci, Steven Orlando and many more to be announced.
‘When Tragedy happens, art responds, and after the Pulse massacre, the comics community responded quickly, decisively and with open hearts,’ said project organizer Marc Andreyko, ‘I could not be more proud of this book, or to be a member of the comics community. The talent and emotion on every page is staggering. ‘Love is Love’ mourns the forty-nine lost, honors the survivors and celebrates love in all forms.’
The 144-page book, due out in December, will not only have IDW and DC characters and creators but is also being reported to have additions from other publishers too.
Chris Ryall, Chief Creative Officer at IDW, said, ‘When Marc brought this project to me, there was no hesitation about us being involved. To echo Marc’s sentiments, we are proud of the hard work and the talent that has gone into this project and to involved in any way to support the survivors and their families in the face of tragedy.’
Vertigo group editor Jamie Rich added, ‘Marc’s heartfelt passion for this cause and this project has inspired everyone involved in ‘Love is Love’. As an editor on the book, I continue to be moved every day by the expressions of hope and love the contributors have put forth, and can only imagine the profound impact the book will have on readers.’
‘Love is Love’ is set for release this December.